Find out which fish are healthy and safe to eat.

By Stacy Garay
Updated: December 10, 2015

Seafood is a great source of protein, generally low in fat, and reasonably low in cholesterol. And research has shown that eating fish may reduce our risk for a number of unhealthy conditions, including stroke, hypertension, and heart disease. But not all aquatic animals are made equally. When it comes to their omega-3 content, the best are cold-water fish like wild salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, and herring. As for mercury levels and environmental sustainability, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch website and downloadable buyer's guide.

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